Topsail Hill State Preserve

     


Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Phone: (850) 267-8330

Sites: 160
Recent Rate: $54 3/2015


Latitude: 30.3699177437246
Longitude: -86.271488070488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

221 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Nautical Wheelers

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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There are two sections in this park, older and Palm Circle which has newer sites that are larger with more privacy. Lots of trees loaded with pine cones. Some sites in older part have cracked concrete pads but are generally adequate. There is a nice pool, small inland lakes for fishing. The beach and sand dunes are beautiful and are .7 miles walk from campground. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Nature trails throughout park, lots of birding opportunities. Miles of bike path along 30A with plenty of great dining opportunities along the way. There is a Walmart about 2 miles away with Donut Hole across the highway (great donuts!)

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JanneC

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $54.00
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Absolutely beautiful forested park with 100 ft pine trees. All sites are beautifully landscaped with level concrete pads surrounded by grass. Many hiking and biking trails within the park and outside the park. Beautiful boardwalk to the beach which is on what is known as "the emerald coast" due to the color of the sparkling clear ocean and white white sand beach. This is a state park so at least in March, the park rangers offered a once a week short guided hike. The only other activity we experienced was a once a week "house concert" where a local band entertains the guests. We were stunned at the quality of the wonderful bands we saw perform. This is definitely not to be missed. Shopping and restaurants are within very close distance. We will definitely return to this park again. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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gfarmcafe

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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Beautiful campground with spacious sites and easy access. Level, concrete pads, but were in need of repair/replacement due to severe cracking, which required careful backing. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to Eden State Park, which we enjoyed touring.

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Bellman

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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Excellent campground. We've been coming here many years and will continue. Easy in/easy out even with big rigs. Employees & volunteers keep the park in tip top shape. All sites are concrete with patios. They do need to work on some of the sites concrete pads as roots are causing breakage. Hard to get a site here so book early. Great hiking, biking and beach access. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to eat at Bayou Bill's Crab House. Some of the best seafood we have ever eaten.

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petdoc

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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Great park, sites are spacious and separated by beautiful landscaping. We were located near laundry building, and wifi was very good at this location. Paved bike trail leads to boardwalk over beautiful dunes to the clean expanse of white sand gulf beach; tram runs hourly to the beach boardwalk. Many hiking trails through pine forests. This park is the best of both worlds for nature lovers and convenience seekers. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Many restaurants, shopping, and 20 mile bike path on 30A.

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RLM

Review Count: 127
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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This and very nice state park campground. It is divided into six sections which encompasses RV and tent sites, and cabins. There are three small ponds where fishing and canoes are allowed. Space depends on which site is chosen. Some sites are a bit closer to each other, but there is no sardine feel to them. Roads are paved, sites are concrete and fairly level. Each site has a picnic table. There is a camp store, but I didn' t use it. There are lots of tall trees in the CG, so if satellite signal is desired, you need to ask about that. The cable is good with just about ever channel you would want. I had no problem with the utilities to include voltage, but did not need to use the air conditioning. Beach access isn't all that far from the center of the CG. VZW 4G was jut average and occasionally only had 3G. WiFi OK but I was closer to the front of the park. This would definitely be on my return list. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Shopping with many retail locations starts about 5 miles way on Highway 98. Although it is pricey, Stinky's restaurant is about 2 miles from the CG. It has excellent food and service.

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morrison

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
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Our site was really nice. Wi-Fi is adequate but does not cover the entire park. When we hooked to the cable, we got plenty of channels but I never did figure out how to go directly from channel to channel just up or down. This state park is laid out beautifully. The bath houses differ because one was of the original campground and the other had been put in since being a state park. This a bike friendly park. With a paved trail to the ocean(tram hourly) it makes for easy access. Across from the park is a bike trail that runs along highway 30A for about 20 miles. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Travelholicdog

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
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This is a beautiful campground, not exactly the friendliest reception with Check-In. Our site was very nice but we immediately discovered that we had absolutely no internet connection and that the cable TV had only three oddball local channels. I called the office and they said that we had to be near the front office or near the General store to have Wi-Fi. As far as the cable TV reception was concerned, the park was in the process of going to a digital format and that our 2006 American Tradition would probably not have access to the digital channels because of the age of the TV’s. We left because we needed internet access because of our businesses. They never said anything about not having cable when we reserved our site. We discovered a "Hidden Gem" of a RV Resort across from Miramar Beach just five miles away. Be prepared … Getting to the beach is more than a chore even with bikes or waiting for the hourly Tram. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Enterprise Adventurer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $45.00
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This is our second time to TopSail. After reading below comments, I was concerned that things have changed here. Well, they haven't - still a beautiful facility with a pool, shuffleboard, lots of open spaces. Our RV pad is fine, and I don't see a lot of them broken up. I guess that some of the previous reviews are put on in hopes people won't come here so it will open up sites for them. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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AZAlice

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $47.00
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Great family friendly campground. Our site was large with plenty of foliage around for privacy. Beach is only 1/2mile away. Lots of bike and walk paths. Our site was level and cable tv was good. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dave the Florida Gator

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
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We love Topsail and come here every May, but they need to start fixing the place or folks will start going elsewhere. Many of the concrete pads are cracked and heaved. Our road, Weeping Willow, was in horrible condition. Severe flooding earlier this year destroyed the asphalt and they just dumped gravel over the mess. We had a stream of water running down the street the first two days we were there. But if you're a senior like us, the rate is hard to match. The swimming pool is nice and the trams will take you and your stuff to the beach (which was also severely eroded because the lake was breached from the flooding). So come on, guys. Fix the problems. Give us back our Topsail. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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nautifish

Review Count: 97
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $47.00
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For the most expensive state park in the Florida state park system, they are really letting this place go downhill, as previous posters have stated. This was our third time here, and though we may still return due to the convenience of the location and the friends we meet each year, we will be thinking of alternatives if things don't change for the better. Unlike other state parks that have a listed time for bath house cleaning daily, this one does not. The reason? They are not cleaned daily, and when they do it is not an actual cleaning at all. They are really filthy. The maintenance in the park is bad also. Those up heaved concrete pads on some sites need replaced as they are dangerous and should closed off for use until they are. Drainage in the park is really bad too. It is really a shame this formerly beautiful park is being let go into ruin. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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camper914

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
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We have been going to Topsail two times a year for the past 4 years. We really enjoy Topsail and have met many friends there that go the same time each year. I will have to say that I am giving this visit less than an excellent rating. Over the four years we have continued to see the maintenance of this park go down. There are many concrete pads that are so broken up an uneven that they are close to being unusable. They seem to repair only one per year. Looks like it was site 152 that had been repaired since we were there in September. In our two week stay there was an electrical problem on six sites in the front section which they had to close down. After about a week they started to work on it. After almost 20 inches of rain the already broken up asphalt on Weeping Willow was almost destroyed. They put some gravel on it to keep the mud covered. Be careful riding your bike down it. It is sad that this being one of the #1 parks in Florida that should be paying for itself but it continues to lack the TLC that it deserves. We will come back again in the fall only if we can get a site that is usable. I never thought I would have to be this critical about Topsail but it is what it is. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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MovinOnDownTheRoad

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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This is an outstanding park in need of some TLC in a few areas. As the previous writer outlined, the restrooms / showers are a little rundown and need more attention. However, they are very clean until a few of the campers come in and make a big mess that they don't clean up. This may require the staff to make more routine visits / clean-up. You're not going to change the few campers who don't care what they leave behind. Another issue is the cement pads. While some are new others are broken up and in very bad condition. All in all this is one of the best State Parks we have ever visited. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We'll be back!! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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BruceVero

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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Very nice sites with lots of trees. However, the bathrooms and showers are in poor condition and very dirty. Showers have excessive mildew and soap scum 2 feet up the walls. No robe hooks or clean areas to place your shower items. Sinks had no hooks or shelving available. An otherwise nice park that could have been excellent. I have stayed at many Florida State Parks and the showers and bathrooms at Topsail are a disgrace. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Top Tips for this Campground

  • Many restaurants, shopping, and 20 mile bike path on 30A.

    petdocDecember 2014
  • Shopping with many retail locations starts about 5 miles way on Highway 98. Although it is pricey, Stinky's restaurant is about 2 miles from the CG. It has excellent food and service.

    RLMJanuary 2015
  • Be sure to eat at Bayou Bill's Crab House. Some of the best seafood we have ever eaten.

    BellmanFebruary 2015
  • Close to Eden State Park, which we enjoyed touring.

    gfarmcafeFebruary 2015
  • Nature trails throughout park, lots of birding opportunities. Miles of bike path along 30A with plenty of great dining opportunities along the way. There is a Walmart about 2 miles away with Donut Hole across the highway (great donuts!)

    Nautical WheelersMarch 2015

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